Atlas Ramachandran

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Dr. M.M. Ramachandran
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Born Thrissur, Kerala, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Chairman, Atlas Group - UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and India
Religion Hindu

Dr. M.M. Ramachandran (popularly known as Atlas Ramachandran)[1] is an Indian businessman, film producer, and actor. He is the chairman of the jewelry chain Atlas group. In 2010, he made his directorial debut, with Holidays[2]

Professional life[edit]

Mr. M. M. Ramachandran established the Atlas Group in the 1970s with the first gold jewelery showroom in Kuwait City.[citation needed]. He later founded more than 50 establishments around the world. Atlas pioneered transparency in the gold business by advertising the Atlas daily gold rates through mass media and fixing the price separately for 22 and 24 Karat gold jewelry.[citation needed] In the late 80s he took the Atlas Group into movie production[citation needed]. At the beginning of the millennium, he further expanded into industries such as health care (Atlas Health Care),[3] real estate (Atlas Gold Townships)[4] and studios for advertising and photography.[5]





Awards and achievements[edit]

  • ‘Outstanding Businessman, Industrialist & Professional Award’ from Indian Jaycees
  • ‘Pravasi Excellence Award’ from the Pravasi Rehabilitation Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • ‘Pravasi Shree Award’ from the Pratheeksha Trust for his outstanding contribution to business and culture
  • Ranked in Grey Matter’s exclusive list of ‘Top 25 Keralite Entrepreneurs’ for 2008/2009
  • ‘Businessman of the Year Award’ given by the Thrissur District Souhritha Vedi
  • ‘Millennium Award for Best NRI Businessman’ presented by Kerala Kala Kendra
  • ‘International Businessman, Patron of Art & Culture – 2004′ from the PSS Group of Companies
  • ‘Chalachithra Prathiba Puraskaram – 2005′ from the Kerala Film Critics Association
  • ‘Businessman of the Year Award’ from the alumni of the College of Engineering in Trivandrum, India
  • "Vivasaya Ratnam" award received from the Governor of Kerala
  • Listed in the “100 Most Powerful Indians in the GCC for 2010 & 2011″, by Arabian Business Magazine